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Old 04-18-2010, 06:46 AM
 
Location: USA Rez
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How about some ideas on how we can make Iowa more appealing to those of other parts of the world who may want to visit or live here?

Perhaps the rise in the oceans will force them to move inland. But I don't want millions just a few hundred thousand coming.

How about legalizing prostitution?

Or moving a mountain from Colorado?
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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I would suggest that showing them what's really here, instead of the cornfields that they're generally shown whenever Iowa comes up, makes a huge difference.

Stuff like the Iowa City or Quad Cities photo threads.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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How about some ideas on how we can make Iowa more appealing to those of other parts of the world who may want to visit or live here?

Perhaps the rise in the oceans will force them to move inland. But I don't want millions just a few hundred thousand coming.

How about legalizing prostitution?

Or moving a mountain from Colorado?
Iowa has know cities,too many small towns and way too many counties. Iowa needs too merge connecting cities and towns, and when times get better some type of pro sports, and please stop electing old fart farmers with no creativity too run the state,they seems to be stuck in the 80's.other then this there is no hope in iowa.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Iowa has know cities,too many small towns and way too many counties. Iowa needs too merge connecting cities and towns, and when times get better some type of pro sports, and please stop electing old fart farmers with no creativity too run the state,they seems to be stuck in the 80's.other then this there is no hope in iowa.

We do not need 99 counties, thats something they could cut to reduce spending and make government more efficient, while hurting the fewest amount of people. Why do the little people always have to get fired ? Why not get rid of some lawyers, judges, sheriffs, court reporters, engineers and the overhead of having to maintain county courthouses that are not needed. We could lose 25 counties, no problem.

To the OP, keeping Iowa safe and clean is what will help the most. We have nice state parks and a fine trail network. Having Lance Armstrong visit our state and ride in Ragbrai can only help attract nice people to our state. At the same time we need to liven up the downtown of smaller cities and demolish and remove eyesores in some of our rougher towns.

Above all we need to discourage illegals from coming here, and change our welfare benefits in such a way as to not make it desireable for the welfare crowd from Chicago, St Louis and KC to move here. Nothing ruins a town more than crime and gang bangers with graffiti sprayed on everything. I really like the work farm idea to help promote our state image, can we get that guy from Arizona to come up here to help us set one of those up ? Can we advertise that our jails are more roomy and able to accommodate more people for longer visits than ever before ? Can we put the prisoners to work detasseling corn or building roads to save a buck ? Can we arrest the prostitutes, sterilize them and use their talents to motivate the male prisoners ? Cool Hand Luke meets Tina that night if he does a hard days work......I KNOW that would work !!
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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Well I will be moving to Iowa City this fall for school at the University of Iowa. I definately think Iowa City is appealing, but can offer more than what it has... and would be nice if its really safe and clean also as I've heard about recent crime problems etc... a few horror stories.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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As a former Iowan who's been gone most of a lifetime, and one who's worked in advertising and public relations for much of that life, EMPHASIZE WHAT YOU HAVE!

Iowa is a great state. I can't tolerate the summer heat and humidity, but it's got great people and quaint towns that can't be beat anywhere. The heck with merging towns, publicize what great places they are for raising kids and knowing your neighbors.

I can't imagine why you'd even want thousands of people moving there. You guys are in the perfect place to enjoy life... if you can stand the humidity.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Well I will be moving to Iowa City this fall for school at the University of Iowa. I definately think Iowa City is appealing, but can offer more than what it has... and would be nice if its really safe and clean also as I've heard about recent crime problems etc... a few horror stories.
Iowa city can not offer more then what it has, theres no room, the town is only 24.2 square miles, small enogh to **** across, take out the college population you have one very small-town. a list of iowa's five (5) major cities in order of size.des moines(75.0) square miles- cedar rapids (63.1) square miles-davenport (62.8) square miles- waterloo (60.7) square miles- sioux city (54.8) square miles)stop the lies already about iowa city.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Iowa city can not offer more then what it has, theres no room, the town is only 24.2 square miles, small enogh to **** across, take out the college population you have one very small-town. a list of iowa's five (5) major cities in order of size.des moines(75.0) square miles- cedar rapids (63.1) square miles-davenport (62.8) square miles- waterloo (60.7) square miles- sioux city (54.8) square miles)stop the lies already about iowa city.
Small enough to p-ss across.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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Iowa city can not offer more then what it has, theres no room, the town is only 24.2 square miles, small enogh to **** across, take out the college population you have one very small-town. a list of iowa's five (5) major cities in order of size.des moines(75.0) square miles- cedar rapids (63.1) square miles-davenport (62.8) square miles- waterloo (60.7) square miles- sioux city (54.8) square miles)stop the lies already about iowa city.

Relax Champ. Who's lying about Iowa City? It's a killer college town with lots to do.

And yes we all understand if you took away the college population you'd have a small town. You can say the same thing about 2/3 of the college towns in the U.S.

Maybe that's why they're called "college towns"
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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Relax Champ. Who's lying about Iowa City? It's a killer college town with lots to do.

And yes we all understand if you took away the college population you'd have a small town. You can say the same thing about 2/3 of the college towns in the U.S.

Maybe that's why they're called "college towns"
with alots to do, ok your story, so tell-it like you want to.
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